Based on merit, Jasmine Williams was unanimously selected by the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design to receive the Brigitte Clavette award. This $2000 award was established at the college as a recognition of achievement in Graduate Studies but also as a lasting tribute to the exceptional contribution of artist and educator, Brigitte Clavette, recipient of the 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
Jean Rooney, Studio Head of the Advanced Studio Practice program, had high praise for the exquisite portfolio submitted by Ms. Williams in this award adjudication. She noted that the committee was very impressed with William’s unique designs, technical craftsmanship and bold experimentation in copper and enamel. Jasmine connects her Inuit heritage with her work as she finds her connection to her ancestors. She was raised in a close-knit and supportive family. Her upbringing has inspired her to create pieces of wearable art that will last for years to come. The result is a body of work that is meaningful, contemporary, and timeless.
The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to celebrate this promising young artist and salutes the high-calibre training and mentorship in jewellery and metal arts at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.